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Monday, July 20, 2009

I Did a Bad Bad Thing....

Do you remember my saying on the last post that I was trying not to start anything new? That I wanted to get a bit farther on the pieces I was already working on?? Ummmmm, yeah. I lied. I'm not even terribly sorry for doing it. And to top that off, it's a chart I didn't even have on my immediate to do list. But I'm loving it! It's stitching up really fast. I started it Saturday night, stitched some off and on Sunday and some today. Now before I show you the picture I do have another confession to make. I kinda messed up on it. I was reading the directions where it said use one strand of floss over 2 threads and the first time I read it I thought it said one strand over one thread. Then I thought, that can't be right so I went back and read it again and sure enough I had read it wrong. But and there is always a but....somewhere between my reading the correct directions and my cutting the fabric and sitting down to stitch my brain farted and backed itself up to the point where I had read the directions wrong. So I'm happily stitching away today on my teeny tiny little piece when my brain must have farted again and suddenly it came back to me and I realized I was stitching the dang thing over one instead of the over 2 it was supposed to be. I won't repeat what I said at that point, it wasn't nice. Now, the anal part of me wanted to immediately rip it all out and start again but the sane part of me said are you freaking kidding me?? You.will.not. After some mental arguing, the sane side won out and I am leaving it as a teeny tiny delicate little picture that will fit on my bookcase in the library. I don't have the wall space for another picture anyway. Right? (You all nod your heads in agreement here.) There, I feel better now that you all agree it's the right thing to do. So without further ado.....


I'm stitching this miniature beauty on 35 count Straw Weeks linen and using silk threads from Carries. The colors I chose are Rusty Nail, Soot and Plankton.

In other news, Dan and I made some progress on the room in the basement. The moldings and doors are all painted and we are fixing to start painting the walls probably tomorrow night. After that we have to rip up the old floor and lay the new. I'm getting excited about it.

Amy left for journalism camp today in Lincoln. She will be gone till Thursday. Before she left she asked me what her father and I would do without her here and I told her we would probably have wild monkey sex on the living room floor every night. Her face was priceless! Wish I had had my camera at that moment!

I better wrap this up. Dan and I are alone and....just kidding! Our neighbor across the street is a fairly recent widow and a couple times a week Dan and I go over there to watch TV with her. Tonight is The Closer night.

Have a nice evening everyone! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

7 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oooooh, Julie! I love the LLL start and I am a huge fan of over 1 - you just can't beat the look. If only it weren't so hard on the eyes! This will be amazing when it's done and a small, delicate piece all framed and pretty to tuck into the bookcase will be lovely. Have fun having.... uh, watching t.v.!

Julie M said...

Thanks Terri! It was a good time for sure!;)

Cari said...

Julie - your over 1 mistake is simply wonderful. Even though it can be difficult stitching over 1 I love the results. Your piece is just beautiful. Keep on keepin' on. Hugs and happy stitching!!

Andrea said...

I love it when stitchers are bad! There's something very naughty and fun about just pulling something out on a whim and starting on it!
Glad the sane side of your brain won out, I can't imagine ripping out all that over one!
It's gorgeous already :-)

Deb said...

Wow, I think that this looks incredible over one!!! I certainly am glad that you didn't rip all of this out and start over. I'm sure it would have been beautiful over 2, but it's spectacular over 1!!!

idontknow said...

Julie... even though I know nothing about stitching. You do keep me in stitches! I'm so happy you didn't rip it out, I love it!

MommyDearest said...

I check every day for an update on your blog! I swear I do!! My guilty pleasure!
What you did with the frame is awesome..but you have such an eye for that sort of thing! Maryann is lucky to have you there and so are we!! Now about the guy next door...ummm...never mind..this is a public blog!! LOL!
Over one stitching...just confirms that mistakes can be a good thing!!
Keep on blogging and I'll keep on reading, and thinking good thoughts for you, Maryann and the future of the shop!!